Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Today's topic is something that I'm sure we've all hit at one point or another. Frustration. My frustration stems from that stupid little machine that I step on every morning and the number it spits out at me. Yes my friends, I'm talking about the scale.

I've been exercises at least twice (typically 3-4 times) a week since the last week in February.  I've drastically cut down on soda (the diet kind) and drink one once every 2 days or so. I don't eat a ton of sugar anyway (I cut way back after my mom was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes a couple years ago), but Ive cut way back on what little I eat. I'm drinking more water, eating more fruits and veggies, less carbs, better protein and more whole grain... Then why in the heck does the number on that confounded scale NEVER MOVE?! Actually, wait... Let me say that again... THE DAMN THING SAYS I HAVE GAINED! Seriously? Seriously. Talk about a major frustration.

I will admit that my last couple dinners haven't exactly been the model of healthy living, but I do what I can with what I've got. I feel better, and I can tell that I've got more muscle tone than I have had in the last few years. Unfortunately everyone looks at the little number from that stupid machine. That number is used to calculate BMI and the doctors always lecture us about it, but when we try to change it the damn number doesn't move!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

There's something to be said for that catchy phrase...

What was that phrase again? Oh yeah... Just do it.. Thank you Nike.

Today was a day of complete and total ridiculousness.. Between having a kid disappear at work to STAAR tests, I was beyond ready to come home and pass out. Like hardcore ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (with the drool and everything). Thanks to James and his awesomeness, instead of a hardcore sleep I had a tasty (not very healthy, but tasty all the same) dinner and did an hour of workouts. 26ish minutes of walking followed by 42ish minutes of candlelight yoga. It wasn't as much cardio as I should have done, but there's something to be said for increasing flexibility and improving muscle tone.

Short post tonight... Yoga got me all relaxed, now its time for a nice warm shower and ZZZZZZZZZZZZs..

G'night all!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Important lessons and healthy meals.

I learned a very important lesson today.. One that I don't think I'll be forgetting any time soon. The lesson is the utmost importance of drinking enough H2O. Yes my friends, water. After today's slightly whacky schedule, I walk into Zumba and quickly realize that I haven't had enough water..

I never believed everything I heard about be dehydrated slowing you down and the importance of being well hydrated before a workout. Today my body made a believer out of me. Not ever half way through Zumba I was stopping for a water break. Lesson of the day? More water...

I made an amazing dinner after Zumba and felt the need to share it with everyone. I diced 2 chicken breasts and cooked them with tomatoes (Romas), half an onion and some squash. I seasoned everything with a little olive oil, pepper, a small amount of salt, Italian seasoning, and spicy Italian dressing. I served this with grilled zucchini and a small serving of whole wheat pasta. James loved it and it was pretty healthy. Over half of what we ate was veggies and we had leftovers of everything except the zucchini.

I will try and add the recipe to it's own separate recipes page.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Migraine Issues

This is completely irrelivant to getting healthy and weight loss, but it is related to overall health... I have been getting horrible stress headaches as of late. I am under a lot of stress (work/TEA nonsense, family nonsense, money nonsense), and my stress shows in the form of headaches. I just have never had any this bad before. Nothing I take for these headaches seems to help with the pain. Not caffeine, eating, ibuprofen, aleve, nothing... It's a miserable existence to have a constant headache and see no relief.

Any ideas or suggestions? I'm open to anything... Just make the pain stop...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

OMG 2 Posts in a day?!

Yeah... I'm that awesome. The TEA website that I need to access to catch up on my job is not working at the moment, so I'm stuck.. Yay?

I wanted to review this awesome new app I'm using called Nexercise. It's an app for the iPhone (I think it's coming to Android soon) and I am completely in love. I can use it to track all my workouts and I earn free rewards as I earn points. When I complete a workout it automatically b̶r̶a̶g̶s̶ posts to Facebook. So far I've earned a free Shape workout and meal plan. The fiance (who gets to play sports at work, the bum) has earned several awesome rewards, including a VIP membership to (The shoe hound in me died a little right there).

My only complaint is that it is a MAJOR battery killer. My 3GS has crap for battery life anyway, but the motion tracking part of Nexercise sucks it down completely.

Overall, awesome app. It's a great motivator and it lets you compete against your Facebook friends for a little healthy competition. Gotta love it...

I give it 4/5 Chunks :-)

My *ahem* portly weekend...

Oy... I can't have weekends like this too often... I was a major stress eater on Friday and we tailgated this afternoon. Unfortunately there wasn't any water or diet soda at the tailgate :-/ I haven't had a real Dr Pepper in forever! It was almost too much to finish, SO MUCH SUGAR.

Hopefully tonight I'll get some work done and be able to go out on my walk and do some yoga with my fiance.. He's so super awesome.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Zumba Addict? Yeah, that's me,,,

Dear Lord I love Zumba...

For those of you that know me, know that me saying that I love anything at all having to do with exercise is bizarre. Zumba doesn't really feel like exercise though. It's fun, and I'm working on my sweet dance moves.

Other than my new found love for Zumba, I wanted to mention how much easier this attempt seems to be than any of my previous attempts. I am chalking up the ease of the transition to a healthier me to several different factors.

#1 I have a completely amazing support team. My parents, fiance, coworkers and everyone in my Zumba class.
#2 The support I have at home is amazing. James is doing everything he can to support everything I'm doing and is participating in some things with me (eating healthier, yoga, etc..).
#3 The power of Pinterest.. Yes radies and gentlemen, Pinterest. If I am feeling down or unmotivated, all I have to do is pop over to the fitness boards and I'm hit with tons of get-your-lard-ass-in-gear motivation.

If I have my way, this blog will become a source of motivation as well.. Now that I can blog from my iPhone, I will be unstoppable!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blogger has gone mobile!!

Thank you iPhone/app store/tech gods for creating the blogger app. Now I'll be able to blog more than just the couple times a month that I usually do. Woot!